Appraisal of the Archeological Resources of Millwood Reservoir, Little River, Arkansas

Author(s): Edward B. Jelks

Year: 1954


An archeological survey of the area to be affected by the Millwood Reservoir,, Arkansas, was undertaken by the Austin office of the River Basin Surveys, National Park Service, as a project of the nationwide program of archeological and paleontological salvage being conducted by the National Park Service and the Smithsonian Institution with cooperation of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation. Three separate field excursions were made to the Millwood area, the first from October lit to November 7, 1952. Subsequent trips to Millwood were made from April 7 to 15, 1953, and from January 10 to 15, 1954. A total of 66 archeological sites was located during the three periods of field reconnaissance.

Of the 66 archeological sites located during the survey in theMillwood Reservoir area, 32 were classified as village sites, 33 as camp sites, and one as a burial site. Eleven of the village sites have one or more mounds. Four broad cultural traditions, as reflected by the artifacts, are represented at the 66 archeological sites found at Millwood. They are (1) Early Man, (2) Archaic, (3) Lower Mississippi, and (U) Caddoan.

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Appraisal of the Archeological Resources of Millwood Reservoir, Little River, Arkansas. Edward B. Jelks. 1954 ( tDAR id: 119718) ; doi:10.6067/XCV89W0HMK

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min long: -94.244; min lat: 33.595 ; max long: -93.643; max lat: 33.947 ;

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Prepared By(s): River Basin Surveys; National Parks Service; United States Department of the Interior

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NADB document id number(s): 2130593

NADB citation id number(s): 000000005571


General Note: Sent from: National Park Service. River Basin Surveys, Lincoln, NB

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